There are so many forms of abuse against women in Egypt and the Arabic world. I know that there is also alot of inequality and unfairness towards women, but I think physical abuse or even emotional abuse should be dealt with first. When a husband beats his wife because “he is the man” it crushes her soul and it sets the worst kind of example for their children. The boys learn that this is acceptable behaviour and the girls expect this to happen to them and learn to accept it too. When a man verbally abuses his wife to make himself feel better he is just proving that he is a “small” man. When a father differentiates between his children because of their gender he is setting the ground for larger problems. From a religous standpoint this is harram, we are all equal and we all deserve respect.
This is just off the top of my head to start off the topic of supporting this year’s “Kolena Layla” blog action day.